BLM Wins Bid To Toss Potash Co.'s Oil Drilling Fight

Law360, New York (May 12, 2010, 3:21 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has dismissed Intrepid Potash-New Mexico LLC's challenge to a Bureau of Land Management decision to allow a petroleum company to drill oil and gas wells on land containing potash deposits in southeastern New Mexico.

Judge Robert C. Brack of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico on Monday granted the U.S. Department of the Interior and the BLM's joint motion to dismiss the suit, ruling that because Intrepid failed to demonstrate a legal right entitling it to mine potash on...
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